Grape Picking - Knowledgebase Question

Highland Lakes, NJ
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Question by tdel
August 22, 2000
When is the best time to pick Concord Grapes? Do I have to wait till they turn purple?

Answer from NGA
August 22, 2000
Grapes do need to be ripe prior to harvest because they do not ripen any further after picking. Concord is a late ripening variety, so don't pick them too early. They may change color well before they are ripe, so make sure to taste them first.

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